About the Organization
The Ms. Foundation for Women strives to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all. The organization seeks to achieve this by investing in and strengthening the capacity of women-led movements, particularly by women and girls-of-color, to advance meaningful social, cultural, and economic change in the lives of all women and girls. Since 1973, the Ms. Foundation has invested more than $70 million into building the power of women in social justice fields, serving as a conduit to the philanthropic sector as an intermediary funder investing in women and girls. Ms. Foundation believes that equity and inclusion are the cornerstones of a true democracy in which the worth and dignity of every person is valued. They have long held a unique position in the philanthropic world and have taken risks to invest in those who have systemically been left out. Through its partnerships, Ms. Foundation seeks to build a collective understanding and collaboration to advance gender, racial equity, and justice for all.
About the Position
The Vice President of Advancement will report to the President and CEO and serve as a visionary partner. They will be considered a member of the Executive Team. This newly created position will oversee the Development and Communications departments. The Vice President is responsible for cultivating and soliciting principal and major gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation giving, special events, and prospect research and tracking. They will work with the Board of Directors and Foundation staff to determine overall fundraising strategies and priorities, with the goal of significant expansion of the donor base and overall contributions. In addition, this position will work to develop and implement an organization-wide, communications plan to raise the visibility of the Ms. Foundation, its grantees, and partners to key external audiences.